Sunday, December 13, 2009

2010 Christmas Card Challege Week #2 and Meeting Amy

Sorry my post is so late today! I'm trying to be extra crafty to get automated posts done over the holidays.

I said I would sent out a goodie to one random winner for the 1st challenge of each month. Random.org gave me #6, and that's Shanna! So email me your address at sparklingapple17@hotmail.com and I'll send out something fun for you! I really appreciate all of you that participate and play along with me.

Today's challenge: Traditional Christmas colors, red and green. I know it's a pretty simple challenge, but I tend to use more non-traditional colors, so I thought it would be fun.

Paper: Making Memories Mistletoe
Stamps: CC Designs, sentiment is Amuse
Snowflake Punch, Nestabilities, Copics, Crystal Stickles, CTMH Brads


December 12th, 2009

So I went up to Seattle and got to meet Amy and her friends. They're a very talented group of ladies! Such lovely displays of jewelry, hats, cards, altered items, baked goods, and ribbon. I was a good girl and only left with a handful of ribbon, lol. But I was excited to meet everyone and finally get the opportunity to meet Amy!



Mr. Linky Note: Please link directly to the blog post or gallery page where we can view/comment on your creation and not just the generic link to your blog. To get the full url, click the title of your blog post (which will load a page that has just that post on it), then copy and paste the URL into the Mr. Linky form. Thanks and please still post a comment so I know you added a card!

Everyone have a fabulous Sunday! It's grocery shopping and crafting for me today!

37 comments:

  1. This is sooo cute! I love how you create the background and the nestie you used. Love it!

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  2. Really love this one, Sparkle! Such a cute image - great layout!!

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  3. Hey Cutie! I love the card and your coloring! WOW! Was fun to meet you yesterday - it felt like I was meeting a celebrity! :) You and Amy are so darling in the picture - I'm glad I've met both of you! Have a great rest of the weekend, Sparkle!

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  4. Love this card today! She's a cutie and your coloring and paper/accessory choices are fabulous as always!

    Sounds like you had fun yesterday. Were they having a bazaar? I love that stuff!

    Happy Sunday!

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  5. Super cute card! Congrats Shanna :)

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  6. Sparkle - I LOVE your Nora!!!! I've only colored mine once but this makes me want to get her back out and color her some more! lol Thanks for inspiring!
    Pam Going Postal

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  7. Hooray, I'm so excited that I won! Thanks Sparkle! I will email you.

    Hoping to play along this week - I've a few more cards to get finished yet for this year...

    Shanna :)

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  8. I was so excited that I forgot to say how much I love this weeks card - it is fun to do traditional colors once in awhile! :)

    Shanna :)

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  9. Gorgeous card, as always! I'm happy to be joining you again for the challenge this coming year. Thanks again for doing these challenges. It really helped me out! Woo hoo, I get to be the first to post this week too! :)

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  10. Adorable card! Gotta love the traditional colors! I'm for sure joining you if you do your weekly Christmas challenge next year... this crunch to whip up cards is killing me!

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  11. What a beautiful card and how much fun to meet an online friend! :o)

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  12. Super fun and cute. Love the image.

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  13. Adorable! I have a card done from last weeke challenge now I just need to post it.

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  14. Wonderful card! Love the traditional colors, your dp, border punch and, of course, your sentiment!

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  15. What a beautiful card Sparkle! I love her ensemble! :)

    How great is it to meet someone you met online...especially one who shares the same passion!

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  16. adorable card Sparkle! I'm still struggling to make more cards and then I'll need to write in them and still address them too..oy...thanks again for coming out to the trunk show!!!!!! sorry if my friends were sooo chatty:)

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  17. Great card - love the colors & layout!!!! TFS! :-)

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  18. Your card is so cute Sparks, love the little lady and your colors!

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  19. So cute!!! Love the olive green with that gorgeous bright red!! Stunning combo!

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  20. How fun for you that you got to meet Amy. The picture of the two of you is wonderful. Speaking of wonderful, your card is, too! Colored beautifully and complemented just right with the papers. Great job!

    Congrats to Shanna on her win!

    I was in the bookstore last night and noticed a new book on the table...written by Ali Vincent (a Biggest Loser winner). I'm going to have to see if the library gets a copy, it was over $20 for hardbound...too rich for my frugal pocketbook these days. Anyway, knowing you like BL so much and to read, thought I'd mention it, since you share some neat titles with us.

    Have a great week, sweetie!

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  21. Adorable card Sparkle! And cute pic of you and your new friend! Man are you thin. :) I use to be that thin.... "Use to be!" A long time ago... hahahaha
    You'll have to tell me your secret.

    Enjoy your day!!

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  22. Such a cutie card, Sparkle. I especially liked the PP you used for the background! And thanks for the awesome challenge!

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  23. Sparkle, I love this card and can't wait to play...I have some catching up to do since I've been away.
    Thank you soooo much for the fun package you sent me!! I LOVE everything in there!! you are an AWESOME blogger friend. Your generosity is beyond measure!!
    lots of HUGS to you!!

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  24. Your card is SO adorable. It is sparkling white on that paper background, which is astoundingly gorgeous. I love your coloring(copicing) and the sparkly star color is Perfectomundo. The whole card is JOYOUS!!!! (I entered one too!!!!) FUN

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  25. ACK!!! I didn't think the challenges started until after the New Year! oh dear... I guess I won't be able to start playing until things settle down. But count on me come January! :)

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  26. Such a lovely card with Nora, Sparkle. GREAT photo of you and your friend, Amy, as well. She sounds like you crafty ladies definitely have a lot in common. Hugs and best wishes for a great Christmas with family and friends! Kel

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  27. Sparks! I really really LOVE this card. You rocked and it's beautiful!

    Hugs,
    Michelle B.

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  28. Love the colors of this Christmas card!
    So glad you had a great day with Amy and other girls!

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  29. Lucky girls! You both look gorgeous in the picture!!!! Love the card too. Ahhh, wish I can color like you :)

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  30. Such a cute card and picture! I love that number paper you used for the background!

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  31. so cute. I love your blog!
    Posted my entry!

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  32. Added my card for this week and one for last week as well. Happy to be playing along this year!

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  33. Such a darling card! What company makes that snoflake punch? It's so pretty! I've added my week 2, 2 weeks behind...getting caught up though, almost done with week 3=) Thank-you for the motivation!

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Thanks for visiting my blog! I truly appreciate you taking the time to read and comment! Love, Sparks